COVID has impacted our lives in all kinds of ways, not least in the way in which it has inhibited our travels. Many (if not all) of us had to give up our vacation plans in 2020 and we had to find other ways to spend our planned vacation time instead.
Things are slightly different this year thanks to the rollout of vaccinations. While travel to some countries is still forbidden, there are other places that should now be safe to visit. We should still take all of the necessary precautions, of course, as there is still a need to keep safety in mind.
To stay COVID-safe, consider the following suggestions.
#1: Research hotels
If you’re planning to stay in a hotel, make sure the owners are doing all they can to keep their visitors safe. Visit their websites, read online reviews, and get in touch with them if you have any pressing questions. Find out what cleaning policies are in place. Discover what they are doing about social distancing. And try to determine how popular the hotel might be. For your safety, you want to be in a hotel with all the necessary safety procedures in place, and in a hotel that isn’t over-populated. Keep these things in mind before you make a booking.
#2: Consider a vacation in the great outdoors
Instead of spending a fortune on a hotel, why not consider camping instead? This could be the safest option as you will have more control of your surroundings. The same applies to glamping which is becoming increasingly popular with many. Or what about a stay in a caravan? Or a few days in one of these hybrid off-road campers? These are all ways to have a vacation in the great outdoors, and so long as you find a wide-open space to locate your family, you will be doing much to keep everybody safe.
#3: Have a staycation
If you’re not sure about travelling far this year, why not stay at home instead? There will be things to do in the area local to you, so consider the types of activities that are available. Beaches, parks, museums, activity centres, shopping centres… these are just a few of the places that might be within driving distance. We have covered a number of UK destinations on our website, including things to do in Portsmouth and places to visit in Oxford, so browse our articles if you need some inspiration.
#4: Do what you have already been doing to stay safe
Whatever you do this year, make sure you follow all of the safety precautions that have become commonplace over the last few months. Make sure everybody wears their masks when out and about, pack plenty of hand sanitisers, and disinfect surfaces before touching them. Remind your family about social distancing rules too, and try to find places to visit that aren’t crowded by hordes of tourists. By following all necessary safety practices, you will do much to protect yourself and your family.
We hope you have a safe and fun-filled vacation, wherever you decide to visit this year!